Looks like we will be welcoming The Robinson family and their crew back to the small screen as the crew from Jupiter 2 will be going on many more adventures courtesy of Legendary TV and scribers Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (Dracula Untold).
The original show titled: “The Swiss Family Robinson” premiered one year before Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek, on CBS in 1965. The show followed a spaceship launched from Earth in the far-off year of 1997 with a crew consisting of family members John and Maureen Robinson and their children, Penny, Judy and Will. The Jupiter 2 also carried along the unrelated Major Don West, unsavory Doctor Zachary Smith, and a Robot (B9), who was mostly referred to as just “Robot”.
The original series ran for a total of 83 episodes with two attempted reboots –which were left as unaired pilots – for a 1970s cartoon followed by a 2003 live-action show, which – despite being directed by heavyweight action maestro John Woo, didn’t get picked up for a full season.
In 1998 a big screen version of Lost in Space was released in 1998, directed by Stephen Hopkins, but it received dreadful reviews and was instantly forgettable (Ed’s note – I really, really like the movie, I’m man enough to admit it (Marc)).
Sazama and Sharpless, who are executive producing alongside Kevin Burns, are said to be massive fans of the original and it remains to be seen whether it will be a complete reboot following a different family and crew completely or whether some continuity from the original will remain on the show. Stay tuned for more info.